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KMT exodus could cost party its majority

DEFECTION Lawmakers and leading figures in the KMT said yesterday they will leave the party, which could mean it will lose its majority in the Legislative Yuan

By Lin Chieh-yu  /  STAFF REPORTER

According to Chao, Chen said he wants to return because he believes Taiwan and the KMT need him now.

Chen is expected to hold a press conference tomorrow to explain his motives in person.

Another KMT veteran, Lin Yang-kang (林洋港), said that only if the KMT can work out a direction and goals that all KMT members can strive for would he "consider returning to the party."

Lin and former premier Hau Pei-tsun (郝柏村) were both stripped of their KMT membership after they joined together to run in the 1996 presidential election against the party ticket of Lee Teng-hui and Lien Chan.

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